By (author) Rex Sly
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Fenland Families by Rex Sly
Book DescriptionThe Fens remained remote until the advent of the railways in the 1860s. Even when transport links improved many of the long-established Fen families stayed put for the next 100 years, wedded as they were to a way of life that was unique to this part of England. Now, in the early years of the twenty-first century, there are still long-established businesses, trades and professions throughout the Fens that have been in the same family for generations - and are still thriving, despite pressures from the modern world of multinationals, cheap imports and online shopping. Well-known local author Rex Sly, whose own family has been living in the Fens since 1545, has researched the history of the best-known Fenland families, names that everyone who lives in the region will recognise. He has also interviewed many family members and visited their homes, shops and businesses to build up a picture that encompasses not only life in this unique area over the last few centuries but also the thriving life of the Fens today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750943277
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rex Sly
Soil in Their Souls, Paperback (November 2010)
Full of history, anecdotes and characters coupled with fantastic illustrations new and old, Soil in their Souls is a must-have for those who live and work in the Fens, historians and visitors alike.
From Punt to Plough, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by Rex Sly
A superb examination of the history of the Fens, containing a great deal of stunning photographs.
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Author Biography - Rex Sly
Rex Sly's family has been living in the Fens since 1545, and in Huntingdon the name Sly can be traced back to 1273. He is a farmer at Crowland, near Peterborough, and a keen local historian. This is Rex's second book: the first, From Punt to Plough, was a bestseller for Sutton Publishing.
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